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Norstead Viking Village

L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-623-2828
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A huge step back in time

The restored Viking village at L’Anse aux Meadows was quite interesting and informative. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Patty1123
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Boulder City, Nevada
Excellent Settlement Recreation

They have done a great job at recreating what the viking settlement would have looked like and how... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
csarchibald
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San Marcos, California
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L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The restored Viking village at L’Anse aux Meadows was quite interesting and informative. It is definitely an item for your bucket list. The climate is not very hospitable so dress accordingly.

Thank Patty1123
Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank-You for you review, Norstead is an amazing site to visit and it is always nice to hear about our visitors experience.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

They have done a great job at recreating what the viking settlement would have looked like and how it would have functioned. It gives you an opportunity to see how cozy these sod structures could actually be. When we were there the outside temp was...More

Thank csarchibald
Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank-You for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This small site has a variety of different buildings and areas depicting the life of the vikings. It also offers some stunning views out to sea and the ruggedness of the shoreline. In a number of the buildings there are locals dressed in Viking attire...More

Thank EnglishHugh
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This was excellent reconstruction of a Norse settlement. It had a long boat you could view and touch. Each of the buildings had actors talking about life in the village. A blacksmith was working,they were baking bread and several others examples. They were very informative.

Thank e1949
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank- You for your review, it is always nice to receive feedback from visitors.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this attraction. Expecting it to be pretty kitschy but it was well done. The boat, Snorri, that was like the boat the Norse sailed from Greenland, was in its shed. An actor in costume explained to us about how the...More

Thank Winelovers1522
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank-you for you feedback it is Greatly appreciated, it is always nice to hear about our visitors experience.

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Of particular interest to me was the replica of a Viking ship which sailed from Greenland to NL and took over 80 days. Unfortunately we were late in the year and there was only the demonstrations of weaving and "knitting".

Thank HelenMcCubbin
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank-You for your feedback

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A local tiff on the historical park nearby. The long ship is very cool and the recreated Chiefs hall is fun. The actors are genuinely eager and like to interact with their audience. Make a good addition to a trip to L'Anse aux Meadows

Thank bankrbear
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank-You it is always nice to receive feedback from our visitors, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Norstead.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Norstead viking village is very closed to L'anse aux meadows national park and provides great information. Can see the boat that viking used at the time as a replica was made and is stored in this village.

Thank Suzie018
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank -You for your review. Norstead is located 2km from The National Park we have a beautiful site with fantastic staff who is there is to make sure our visitors have the best experience, Thank You for Visiting.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

This recreation of what the Viking settlement might have looked like is well-done. They do a good job recreating the layout, the structures and even the actors. This is a paid exhibit not run by Parks Canada so be prepared to pay. As well, the...More

Thank Deborah K
Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank-You for your Feedback

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The site has a knorr class ship that is like that used by the Norse when they sailed to NL. Staff are friendly and are happy to share details of the Norse daily lives. It is well done.

Thank Canadian_traveller78
Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank-You for you review, it is always nice to receive feedback from our visitors who visited Norstead.

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janette14
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Response from Iuliana P | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Norstead Village Inc. in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland at Toll Free: 1-877-620-2828.
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